Canucks face Dallas Stars: NHL odds preview and stats

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Feb 21, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Vancouver Canucks vs Dallas Stars Odds

8-3-4TEAM RECORD8-7-1

Having edged the Vancouver Canucks once already this season the Dallas Stars will get a chance to do it again on Thursday night as those two Western clubs hook up in an NHL betting matchup.

Dallas topped Vancouver 4-3 as a road underdog on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks in their first meeting of the season on February 15, snapping the Canucks' two-game winning streak against the Stars. The OVER/UNDER is 4-1-1 over their last six matchups.

Dallas battles the Canucks, currently with a 8-3-4 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 6-7-3 for the Stars and 5-8-2 for the Canucks.

View Vancouver vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Stars were listed earlier today as +133 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The Stars - Canucks odds would favor the Canucks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Dallas is rated No. 20 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Vancouver is at No. 8.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas' No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 16.4% while the Canucks defense kills off 80.3% of their penalties.

Vancouver lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Blackhawks on February 19. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -104 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Dallas was a 4-3 loser at home against the Flames. Bettors on Calgary at +115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing San Jose are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing Calgary are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Canucks at Stars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 6 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vancouver's last 5 games
Vancouver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Dallas
Vancouver is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas' last 6 games when playing at home against Vancouver
Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas' last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas' last 6 games when playing Vancouver

Next up:
Vancouver at Nashville, Friday, February 22
Dallas home to San Jose, Saturday, February 23

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